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On Gorky Street on Victory Day. Photo by J. Khalip. May 9, 1945. Main Archive of Moscow

Themed trains with photographs of the war years will run for a month.

In memory of the beginning of the battle for Moscow capital Glavarchiv launched the Immortal Echelon project on all trains of the Central Suburban Passenger Company with the support of the Moscow Department of Transport. From November 4, for a month, unique archival photographs of the war years can be seen on trains of the Moscow Central Diameters.

The Battle of Moscow is one of the most important battles in the Great Patriotic War. In less than seven months, while the battle was going on, the Nazis did not succeed in capturing Moscow. The attack on the capital began on 30 September. The end of October – the beginning of November 1941 was one of the most difficult: the enemy was only 70-100 kilometers from the city center, and in Moscow itself, industrial enterprises and theaters were evacuated, bridges and factories were mined.

By the end of April 1942, the invaders were driven far beyond the Moscow region. The documentary “The Defeat of the German Forces near Moscow” became the first Soviet film to receive the Oscar (1943) prize of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, the Glavarchiv, together with the centers of state services “My Documents”, launched a virtual museum “Moscow – Caring for History”… This is the first online museum in Russia, most of the materials of which were documents and items from family archives. Also presented are documents of the city Glavarkhiv, videos, quizzes, interactive maps.

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